Photos: Remembering Tabby Thomas

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  • Advocate Staff Photo by Travis Spradling -- Local bluesman Tabby Thomas sings, backed by the Dixon Correctional Center Band, at Baker Municipal Building, at a kickoff for the Greater Baton Rouge Senior Olympic Games on March 15, 2007, which begin March 17th. Tabby Thomas and Dixon Correctional Center Band will provide the entertainment.

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  • Tabby Thomas and Chris Thomas King. Photo courtesy 21st Century Blues, LLC

  • Advocate Staff Photograph by Bill Feig. Picture shot on 1-14-97 Tabby Thomas---local blues musician and club owner.

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  • Advocate photo by Crystal LoGiudice -- King and queen of lollapalooza Tabby Thomas, left and Sue Turner at the Arts Council Friday.

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  • "Rockin" Tabby Thomas holds on to his son, Grammy-nominated Chris Thomas King, as he takes his last stand on the stage Sunday morning, thanking musicians and patrons before playing his final song. (Advocate staff photo by Kerry Maloney. Photo shot on 11/20/04.)

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  • Advocate staff file photo by Kerry Maloney -- ‘Rockin’ Tabby’ Thomas leaves the stage in November 2004, closing out his last Hoodoo Party. Thomas, a Baton Rouge legend, died Wednesday.

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  • Advocate staff photo by Kerry Maloney -- Photo shot on 11/11/04. Blues legend Tabby Thomas, a veteran who served in the Air Force for 3 years and blues promoter Phil Brady a Vietnam Veteran speak about their experiences to camera man Larry Bernard Thursday afternoon at the Silver Moon Cafe during their Veteran Day celebration. Bernard has been filming the local blues singers and plans on sending footage from Thursday to troops overseas.

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  • Blues legend Tabby Thomas takes the stage for the first time since suffering a stroke in January when he received the Slim Harpo Legend award downtown Sunday afternoon. The second-annual awards ceremony kicked off Baton Rouge Blues Week. (Advocate file photo)

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  • Tabby Thomas, seated in his North Boulevard blues bar. The Blues Box, ahs played a large role in the Baton Rouge music scene. Ran March 13, 1994 The Advocate. Photo by Philip Barr. Malformed publication history data

  • Baton Rouge blues muscian Rockin' Tabby Thomas and hsi son, actor-musician Chris Thomas King, are staging a joint record-release party Saturday, November 1, 2003, at Tabby's Blues Box and Heritage Hall. (Advocate File Photo.)

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  • Advocate Staff Photograph by Mark Schiefelbein -- Picture shot on 12-12-98. "Rockin'" Tabby Thomas is both owner and performer at Tabby's Blues Box and Heritage Hall on North Blvd, a longtime local landmark that's subject to close in accordance with a proposed expansion of the road outside.

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  • Advocate Staff Photograph by Mandy Lunn -- Picture shot on 10/15/98 Tabby Thomas performs Thursday night at Concert in the Parking Lot on the corner of 3rd and Florida. This was the last concert of a series of free live outoor concerts presented by The Downtown Merchants Association.

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  • Advocate Staff Photo by Travis Spradling. -- Picture shot on 8-11-00 Baton Rouge Blues legend Rockin' Tabby Thomas (left) gestures while giving some blues history at a taping of the Tabby's Blues Box and Heritage Show, with engineer/sidekick Pat McBride, at the WBRH/KBRH studio at Baton Rouge Magnet High School.

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  • Advocate Staff Photograph by Travis Spradling --.Picture shot on 3-31-98 The Reverend Charles T. Smith (left), embraces Baton Rouge bluesman Tabby Thomas, at the sponsor kickoff for Fix Up! Mid City Tuesday afternoon at the Baton Rouge General Medical Center. Smith is president of the Mid City Redevelopment Alliance Board of Directors, and Thomas' "Tabby's Blues Box" is a Mid City business landmark.

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  • Advocate Photo by: Mandy Lunn -- Oct. 16, 1998 Tabby Thomas performs during Concert on the Parking Lot at the corner of 3rd and Florida Blvd. The Downtown Merchants Association presented the concert.

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